“Umbilical Cord”, a film by Doha Hassan
A year ago my head began to reject my hair, like those places in which I’ve lived, the countries that rejected me. Land after land, one place after another: Palestine, Syria, and now, Lebanon—those countries that have failed and have burdened me with their failure.
The Gulf War, the family’s constant sundering. Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Berlin: parts of myself scattered across all these places. My memory, riddled with holes. My present and my death.
In Umbilical Cord I assemble an archive of my family in Kuwait: my dead memory of family. I embark on a quest for the unknown part of... more
A DAY AND A BUTTON
When you can no longer rebel, when your country turns into a big prison, you walk
In the same place you used to rebel in, your memory walks you, because the place has changed, or the people were killed, imprisoned, shelled, displaced
A city split in 2, regime and liberated, and where is your place?
Relax..you're in Damascus!
Director: Azza Hamwi
Duration: 6:49 min
Year of production: 2015
Produced by: Bidayyat